Sunday, March 29, 2009
This was the first piece in the series I've been working on lately. The basic idea of most all my artwork has been trying to find a balance with basic human nature and the modern world. So these animals, which I try to use to represent raw emotion (ie: dog = loyalty, anger ; pig = sloth, defeat) are burdened by the structures that grow from their backs, but are ultimately responsible for them because they are attached. So the sculptures are the resulting struggle of that playing out. Weighted down birds get fat, vain rabbit ignores the house and it ends up burning... that sort of thing.